Definitions for "Credit Hours"
Number of hours of academic credit assigned to each course.
advancement is based on semester credit hours. Quarter hours are converted to semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours credits by 0.67 and rounding to the nearest tenth.
A student's progress toward a degree is measured in credit hours. Associate degrees usually require 60 credit hours of successful work, and a bachelor's degree usually requires 120 credit hours. The number of credits assigned to a course depends, in part, upon how much time is spent in class each week. Most courses offered by APSU are worth three credit hours. Please note that there is a difference between quarter hours and semester hours. To convert quarter hours to semester hours, the quarters hours are multiplied by 0.67. Credit hours are usually referred to as simply "credits" or "hours."